Ambrose announces federal money to fight so-called ‘honour’ crimes


VANCOUVER – The federal government will provide $200,000 to a Vancouver immigrant services group for a project aimed at addressing so-called “honour” crimes.

Rona Ambrose, the minister responsible for the status of women, says the money will go to a two-year project that will include reaching out to boys and men to allow them to better understand the issues behind gender violence in ethnic communities.

Ambrose says the project by Vancouver’s MOSAIC group is one of 600 projects the federal government supports across the country with similar goals.

There have been several high-profile cases where women and girls in Canada have been murdered allegedly to protect a family’s honour.

In B.C., an extradition hearing is set to resume next month for the mother and uncle of 25-year-old Jassi Sidhu, allegedly murdered in India because she married against her family’s wishes.

Two years ago, the father and brother of 16-year-old Aqsa Parvez received life sentences for strangling her to death in the family home in Mississauga, Ont., because she rejected traditional behaviour.

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Ambrose announces federal money to fight so-called ‘honour’ crimes

  1. And no mention of why RCMP was stalling in helping India resolve this crime. I guess Ottawa is up to its usual BS.

    It would go a long way for Canada to have CBSA take a few moments from duty greed, and register all minors leaving Canada as to prevent exporting the problems. Second, tell the RCMP and fat judges to cooperate and deport suspects in an expedicious way.

    Also tell judges if the excuses are “cultural”, sentences should triple and no credits for time.

    Add in, deportation and second citizenship revocations should be automatic and without trial when they get out. They get the next flight to their home country as Canda doesn’t want backwards medieval stupidity in Canada.

    But Immigration Canada is desperate for someday taxable immigration and they take whatever that can breed.